Happy October, my bookish tweeters! And now that I think about it, isn’t this month the perfect time to call you all my bookish tweeters? Only, because of COVID-19, we may have to switch things up a bit when it comes to trick-or-treating… but bookish tweeting is something you can do all year round, so why not do it while shoving a fistful of candy in your mouth?! (I would not recommend that if you know what’s good for you…)
Anyway, for this piece – consisting of tweets dating back ten whole days ago – we will be having our usual seven-tweet meal, along with a few extra tweet-treats at the very end for making it all through to the end – plus, these tweets were just too good to pass up! So, without further ado, here’s to start off this month – and yes, I am aware that yesterday marks the first of the month, but I decided to hold off until SparkNotes pumped out a few more goodies, and given what we’ve got, I do not regret it a bit… (And it is Friday!)
Make Them Remember You
You know when you’re reading a book, or watching a show or movie, there is that one line that really sticks out to you? And in many cases, a lot of other fans feel the same way. Try this one on for size…
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"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it."
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) September 23, 2020
This tweet may be similar to one from my last piece, but you gotta admit: that is a pretty memorable line!
Call Me By Another Name: The Great Gatsby Edition
Generally, you may know your books as they were when they were published, but I’ll bet you don’t even know them as they were in the middle of production, or in the writing/editing process, or just merely ideas in the authors’ heads! In fact, some books were going to go under another title, like this one for example…
Rejected titles for The Great Gatsby:
– Old Sport: The Novel
– The American Dream (and Other Ridiculous Things That Can't Happen)
– Nick and Gatsby's Fun Time
– Green Lights and How Best to Stare Wistfully at Them, Thinking of All That Could Be
– Just a Ton of Foreshadowing
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) September 24, 2020
Aside from only a few biography books on F. Scott Fitzgerald, we’ll never really know what was going though his mind when he decided to call his classic Roaring 20s novel The Great Gatsby, so I guess we just have to live with that…
A Mutual Effort
You know you hate it when you’re in a relationship with someone and you feel like you’re pulling all the weight while they just kick back and relax…
A relationship should be 50/50. You follow me out of the Underworld, I turn around and send you back
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) September 28, 2020
Exactly! If they needed to go back with your help and expected to get all the credit themselves, they shouldn’t have left by following you out in the first place! It’s about time you stood up for yourself…
One Against… Very Many
You may have had a time in your life when you thought that everybody was against you, like maybe for having an opinion or belief about something that not everyone agreed with…
What opinions do you have about the Roman Republic that would get you a reaction like this pic.twitter.com/SeFOYmENeJ
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) September 28, 2020
Maybe when you make an innocent comment that their togas and sashes made them look fat?
Just My Type!
When you’re tired with the kind of partners you keep getting whenever you try getting yourself out there to date…
I'm fed up with "dating." When will a masked man fall in love with me, attempt to advance my singing career, and eventually drop a chandelier on the audience
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) September 29, 2020
Hey, this month is a new one for a fresh start in the dating world – sure, we have to maintain six feet apart and wear masks in public, but still – and luckily for you, it is October, which will bring this fellow out of the woodwork in no time at all!
A Whale Of A Struggle
Whenever you feel alone in your personal problems, just remember: we all have issues to worry about, some far worse than others…
My toxic trait is that sometimes I'll embark on a monomaniacal mission to hunt down the whale that bit my leg off at the expense of my crew
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) September 30, 2020
At least be grateful that you don’t have to kill an enemy in the form of a giant whale while putting anyone else in danger in the process!
Thanks For Calling!
When you’re just starting your own Hero’s Journey and waiting for the Call to Adventure like…
Good morning Meri, and everyone else still fighting against twisted truths. Come on… the revolution is waiting.
— Epic Reads ☀️ (@EpicReads) September 30, 2020
There’s nothing like that kind of reminder to get out there and make something of yourself!
And now, for making it all the way through: on with the bonus tweets!
Bonus Tweet #1: Promote Yourself Much?
Just being a bit meta here for a few seconds, but you know how almost all these bookish tweets are made of fantabulous SparkNotes content? Well…
2010: reading the SparkNotes to understand the book
2020: reading the book to understand the @SparkNotes meme
— epcot fitzgerald (@cropfeeandtv) October 1, 2020
Needless to say, this tweets piece has been brought to you by SparkNotes!
Bonus Tweet #2: Killing Two Birds With One Stone: An Off-Page Conversation
In case you were wondering during those times when after a character makes a stupid mistake, they go off and talk to their friend about it off-page…
bingley: you told elizabeth her inferior social standing is a disgrace?
bingley: and this was… before the proposal, or after?
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) October 1, 2020
Who knows what Darcy was thinking when he did this? Maybe he felt he should point out this fact while also declaring his desire to marry her despite this – or perhaps even because of it…
Bonus Tweet #3: A Shorter Trip Than Expected
When you’re back home from a trip far sooner than anyone ever thought you would be…
Hamlet when Claudius banishes him to England https://t.co/htRRAX8O6h
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) October 2, 2020
…only for the ones who sent you on the trip in the first place, they thought you were taking more of a permanent holiday – and no, they wouldn’t be expecting postcards from you either.
Hope that one was enough to haunt you at night as well as your home for the whole month long!
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